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    Final Tragically Hip show to be broadcast in Queen Victoria Park

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Add Queen Victoria Park to the list of places across Niagara where Tragically Hip fans can go to see the band’s final show.

    The CBC’s Tragically Hip: A National Celebration will be shown Saturday, Aug. 20 on two large screens in the park overlooking the Horseshoe and American falls.

    Admission is free.

    Hello ‘Street of Fun,’ it’s been awhile

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    From the St Catharines Standard:

    Most times, Bob and Kevin meet up at a bar. Over a beer with a hockey game on. But there they were Sunday, fist-bumping next to a Statue of Liberty made out of toothpicks.

    For one day a year it’s the place where locals meet. The one place they avoid all year: Clifton Hill.

    There were a few tourists, sure. But once a year every January, the Street of Fun is packed with thousands of Niagara Falls residents flashing their ID and getting into museums, attractions and funhouses for just $1, with all funds going to cystic fibrosis research.

    With kids in tow, it was their chance to play tourist. And virtually every conversation was the same: They rarely ever come here, but couldn’t resist the cheap admission.

    Our visits to the Aquarium of Niagara in Niagara Falls, NY

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    Near the beginning of November I posted about a Groupon for the Aquarium of Niagara in Niagara Falls, NY. Last year we bought one of the family passes as a Christmas gift, and it was one of the best values! We went half a dozen times as a family (5 of us) for a total of $25. You just can’t beat that!

    The aquarium is larger that it seems. There is a small tank outside with a few seals or sea lions in it. Then the building itself is surprising large (or at least it was larger than I expected). Inside they have penguins, fish, shark, and many other exhibits. There is also a large tank in the centre where they have some performances.

    As a member, you also get access to some other perks. The best one was the “touch tank” sessions. They have a room in the basement where there is a shallow aquarium. They have some sea life that you can handle and learn about. It was very cool.

    There are also all sorts of extra activities throughout the year, many of them open to everyone who has paid regular admission. During one of our trips in the summer, there was a magic show being put on. The room was packed and the kids loved it!

    If you haven’t had a chance to go over and check out the Aquarium of Niagara, I’d highly recommend it.

    As always, I’ve taken some pictures and posted them. You can see some of the thumbnails below, then click through to the Aquarium of Niagara in Summer 2012 gallery to see all 57 of them (in larger size).

    Note: As of now there are 3,707 images in 279 categories in the Niagara Falls Image Gallery

    I also took a short video showing some of the aquarium show. You can view it on YouTube or below.

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